Because nothing but the absolute hardest hitting news today (and every day), this is a video from a Chicago parking garage (level 3) door that, according to uploader Mr. King, does an impression of Miles Davis from his 1970 album Bitches Brew. That is very specific. I didn’t expect much,
This is a video of Youtuber Mash building a little piano out of popsicle sticks. Although with no strings it could also be considered a wooden kalimba or mbira. He takes the time to tune it and everything and the resulting sound is actually rather pleasant. So pleasant I was
This is a video of Luna Lee covering Pink Floyd’s iconic ‘Wish You Were Here’ on a traditional Korean gayageum. As always with Luna’s covers, it was a joy to listen to. You know, I actually got to see Luna in concert…gosh, what feels like forever ago. It wasn’t forever
Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Take Five’ is easily one of the most recognizable jazz standards ever recorded. Contrary to popular believe, the song was actually composed by quartet saxophonist/long time Brubeck collaborator/boozehound Paul Desmond, and became the first jazz single to sell over a million copies. And this is a video
Living the dream: some people are out there doing it. Living the nightmare: how much longer can I do it? This is a video of musician Paul Barton playing the piano for the crab-eating macaques (aka long-tailed macaques) that live at the 13th century Phra Prang Sam Yot temple in
This is a video of Japanese Buddhist monk and musician Kossan1108 covering Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with traditional percussion instruments. He also sings, which I was not expecting. The video is almost ten minutes long, but the song is only the first five. After that is five minutes of Kossan meditating.
This is a video of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s Etude in B-flat minor for piano being performed instead on glass harp by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec and theremin by Grégoire Blanc. It’s got a real other-worldly sound to it, like the sort of thing you’d expect to hear when being
In proof you’re never too old to Smash Bros, this is a video of very talented pianist and Youtuber BearKeys performing a medley of video game themes on an old Roland Juniper-6 synthesizer from the early 80’s, which produces an absolutely wonderful sound for this use. And if you like